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Hoosac Tunnel ( Post Card)

Hoosac Tunnel was commenced in 1851 and completed in 1875. The total lenght 4 3/4 miles long and is the longest tunnel in the United States. Rock excavated 1,900,000 tons. Men employed during construction were about 900. Lives lost 192, width 24 feet. Equipped with Electoral service 1911.This is information from the era of 1912. The Moffat tunnel was not even built yet!

From the Father and Son - Slayton Collection

Photographed by C. W. Hughes, 1912.
Added to the photo archive by Wayne Slayton, April 28, 2008.
Railroad: Hoosac Tunnel & Wilmington.

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